Latest news Macrh 2022

Increase in postage charges from 4 April 2022

Due to the new Royal Mail prices we will implement small increases in some postal charges from 4 April. We endeavour to keep the postage charges as keen as possible and will always choose the most economical shipping option for you.

New prices ahead.

From 1 February 2022 there will be new prices implemented site wide. Whilst Kromski try to keep prices as stable as possible they have increased prices effective from 1 February 2022. Costs of labour, materials and shipping all add to the increases in their costs which they can no longer absorb. As dealers we are all instructed to use the retail prices set by Kromski, the pricing of their products is out of my hands. Any orders placed before 1 February will of course be honoured at the current prices. Remember, everything listed on the site is available for immediate despatch unless advised otherwise. Thanks for your continued custom, and keep crafting.

We keep on pushing through, despite the head wind.

It has been a hard couple fo years for all of us, in different ways. We here at Spinwise continue to grow and maintain good stock levels of all the available products from Kromski, including items you can not find elsewhere in stock within the UK. Interesting developments include the magnetic flyer heads for Sonata, Great Flyers for Minstrel and of course the Presto and Walnut finish Harp looms.

Keep crafting, keep healthy in mind and body and spread the love.

Ann and the rest f the Spinwise team wish all our customers past, present and future a wonderful year. Let’s make 2022 something special, despite the hardships!

Spinwise Online Shop continues to grow apace with new products being added daily for click to buy purchasing. We keep pretty much everything in stock so if you don’t see it in the shop it does not mean it is not available, just not yet listed for online purchase so please get in touch the old fashioned way or phone o1558 650760/07484 201541 🙂

Magnetic flyer head set for Sonata

Kromski’s latest addition to the range is now available here at Spinwise. The magnetic flyer head for the Sonata, with sliding yarn guides, extra ratios and double drive option is now in stock ready to ship. See the Sonata flyer head page here for all the details.

 

 

Hand dyed, hand spun, hand woven silk cloth for the corset

I thank my sheep – the great survivors.

I’ve just come in from the latest stormy weather, strong winds, sheeting rain, and cold. Not cold enough to snow, granted, but oh, so wet. The fields have standing water, and the sheep have to put their backs to the wind and rain and spend pretty much all day eating the short winter grass, then pick a place to hunker down and get through the night. I was out working for 45 minutes, clad almost entirely in wool clothes, my socks, skirt, jumper, scarf, hat, coat and gloves, all 100% wool. The sheep are out in this weather all day and all night, every day and every night. Like I was, they are clad in wool.

I thank my sheep from the depth of my heart for providing me with such an amazing resource in their wool. It has enabled them to survive frighteningly outrageous climate conditions for millennia. Without their amazing wool they would perish, either from the cold, wet, or heat of the summer sun. Wool is so versatile a material it can be used to house and clothe our families and, by the way of improving soil structure as it rots, – wool shoddy it the best soil conditioner there is – can even contribute to feeding us.

And then, while I am sitting inside in the comfort of my house, insulated with wool by the way, I even get the sheer pleasure of working with it, spinning yarn, weaving and knitting it into practical and beautiful products to further enhance my life and feed my soul. I love my sheep, the great survivors. Without them, for many reasons, my life would be so much the poorer.

New addition to the flock, Miracle Mike - a Shetland x Ryeland surprise lamb.
September Surprise!

Kromski Harp loom 8 inch 20 cm

Ann Fisher Rhodes hand made silk corset

My longest thread entry 2013

Dolly March 2013